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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point. The Legislative Council's Finance Committee originally approved HK$16.25 billion for the checkpoint in 2012. But the government late last year asked ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out Development officials have trimmed the cost of a new border crossing point by just 1.2 per cent, effectively ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Compensation offer upsets villagers making way for border crossing

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Residents who must make way for a checkpoint complain of HK$600,000 compensation offer Payout deal upsets border villagers A dozen village families whose homes will be razed for work on a new border checkpoint say the government's offer of compensation in unfair. With construction of the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai checkpoint due to start in January, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Extra HK$8.2b for border crossing project approved by single vote

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:54pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Proposal to raise budget for border crossing to HK$24.5 billion scrapes through early vote by lawmakers, but further hurdles lie ahead Border funds plan given the OK … just A proposal to spend an extra HK$8.2 billion of public money on building the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border crossing cleared an early hurdle yesterday, when it scraped through ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... the border?" he said. Ng also questioned the assumptions underpinning the government's housing push. "I can't understand why the government is so desperate in seeking residential ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong, Macau struggle with their identity as cross-border cities

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Research into frontier cities finds they and their twins over the border have complementary strengths but fight for their 'authenticity' Hong Kong ... a cross-border city. The three-year, multimillion-dollar project started in 2012 and is split into three chapters, with the one about Macau and its relationship to Zhuhai being the second one. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... can be completed on schedule since the MTR announced in April that construction of its HK$67 billion high-speed rail link to the border would be delayed to 2017. Although the MTR said ... require specialist skills." They said about 250 workers were employed on another major project, the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border crossing, and the contractors so far had not needed to apply ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    No U-turn on Kowloon Cultural District basement plans despite spiralling HK$23b cost

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:48pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Cheng Yuet-ngor made it clear that the underground road system would be retained as she disclosed that the knock-on effect on the arts hub of the delay in building the cross-border high-speed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Call for more malls sparks dissent

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Amy Nip, Johnny Tam

    ... on residents in North District- and they are suffering a lot already." Edward Lau Kwok-fan, a North District councillor, said any additional malls in the area should be built closer to the border ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border costs blow out by HK$8.5 billion

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 03:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Development Bureau says rising construction costs are behind call for more funds, and stands by its method of estimating project costs Border project costs blow out by HK$8.5 billion Taxpayers are being asked to stump up an additional HK$8.5 billion for the building of a new eastern border crossing. Blaming mainly a surge in construction ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... between visitors and locals seen in the border area he represents unless "urgent" action is taken to improve its transport and tourist facilities. Residents of towns such as Sheung Shui ... capacity". The group's ideas included adding a station to the Airport Express line to serve border crossing facilities at the end of the bridge and building two new MTR stations in Tung Chung. ...




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